• Making Kozhung Of The Rising Sun

    Dez 21 2009, 15h23 por father_gorry

    The song Kozhung Of The Rising Sun (House), a tribute to House of the Rising Sun, was inspired by Gengis Blues film, which tells real story of blind bluesman journey to lost land of Tuva, where he've found his brother-in-music, khoomeyzhi Kongar-ool Ondar.

    So we, Bugotak project from Siberia, decided to make a backward tribute. Paul Pena took some tunes to his music, and we grabbed a tune to Siberian music. In addition, we've put "Kongurei" lyrics onto this tune, which was performed by Ondar himself:) Strangely, it's called Where Has My Country Gone?.

    Vocals also performed in traditional styles and . Main rhythm instrument is top-shur, a 2-string (eki-huldu) northern- . Solos are played by live limbi ( equivalent to ) and sampled pumpkin flute .

    This is one of the last songs with Tanya Romanova. Now she is getting to higher enlightenment steps, and thus doesn't perform melodic or harmonic music anymore.
  • Mentally Ill & Physically Disabled Artists

    Mar 15 2008, 7h50 por Zer0_II

    Eventually I'll be putting together a compilation of mentally ill and physically disabled artists. As far as mental illness is concerned, these can be either artists who were officially diagnosed with an illness such as schizophrenia, or those who are obviously mentally ill, yet were never officially diagnosed. However I will not be including artists who behaved erratically due to the influence of drugs. This list is as much for myself as it is anyone else, so if you know of any artists that deserve to be on the list, please leave a comment. I will continue to update this list as I discover new artists, and receive recommendations.

    Roky Erickson - Schizophrenia
    Alexander "Skip" Spence - Schizophrenia
    Syd Barrett - Schizophrenia
    Wild Man Fischer - Schizophrenia
    Tom Harrell - Schizophrenia
    Josef Hassid - Schizophrenia
    Charles Manson - Undiagnosed
    Wesley Willis - Schizophrenia
    David Helfgott - Schizophrenia
    Bob Mosley - Schizophrenia
    Moondog - Blind
    Augustin Barie - Blind
    Ray Charles - Blind
  • "Cover Chain" Game

    Jun 27 2007, 3h01 por patchcali

    So, I've been kicking around a musical playlist idea for a long while now, that being the concept of a "cover chain".

    Basically, you build a playlist where each successive song listed is a cover of a song done by the previous artist in the list.

    The first example I came up with, that in turn inspired the more generalized idea for me, was this:

    Paul Pena performed "Jet Airliner", which was covered by Steve Miller Band
    ...who performed "Fly Like an Eagle", which was covered by Seal...
    ...who performed "Crazy", which was covered by Alanis Morissette... and so on.

    Make sense? :) Well! Today, much to my surprise, I stumbled on a website that is building a database of these very same kinds of chains! It's called, handily enough, The Covers Project, and while I really like the idea, I'm afraid it could also kind of squash some of the fun of making a regular game out of this, not unlike the IMDB's effect on the "Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon" game. …
  • Paul Pena,Rest In Peace

    Ago 20 2006, 17h52 por harmolodicnet

    たぶん世界唯一のホーミー歌手兼ブルース歌手兼ソウル歌手Paul Penaが、亡くなっていた。

    公式サイトによると、去年の10月に膵炎と糖尿病で、8年間の闘病生活を経て亡くなったそうだ。
    ブルースマンなのだが、独力でホーミーを学び、
    国際ホーミー・フェスティヴァルに参加するため、盲目ながらロシア連邦のトゥバ共和国までいってたりする、
    とても変わった人なので、多分経済的には不遇の人生だったろうが、オイラはとても好きでした。
    Penaのトゥバ共和国への道中はGenghis Bluesという
    ドキュメンタリー映画にもなってるらしい(見てない)。
    そのGenghis Bluesのサントラは、すごいですよ。
    ブルースをホーミー唄法でうたってるわけなんですが、
    コレ、受けるだろーなー的な狙いが、さっぱり感じられないのがすごいです。

    New TrainなんていうBen Sidran制作の
    なかなか端正なソウルアルバムもあったりして、
    やればできんじゃん、とか思っていると、


    これが四半世紀もお蔵入りしてたアルバムだったりして、


    非常に救われないんですが、ご冥福をお祈りします。
  • Jackson Hole, WY

    Jul 20 2006, 2h01 por verybestof

    I'm driving to Wyoming tomorrow.
    For such an event I have made a fairly amazing playlist.
    And since it is a roadtrip with my best friend.
    And since we will be covering 3 states in 2 days.
    And since I'm a music junkie with a love for occasional bad songs.
    And since driving playlists are crucial for such an event.

    I've made this:
    1. Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
    2. Feeling Good - Nina Simone
    3. Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band
    4. The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
    5. Fire - Jimi Hendrix
    6. Take the Money and Run - Steve Miller Band
    7. Space Truckin' - Deep Purple
    8. From the Morning - Nick Drake
    9. These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
    10. 20th Century Boy - T. Rex
    11. Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
    12. Baba O'Riley - The Who
    13. Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
    14. Let It Ou (Let It All Hang Out) - The Hombres
    15. I'm Bound to Pack It Up - The White Stripes
    16. Truckin' - The Grateful Dead
    17. That's The Story Of My Life - The Velvet Underground
  • Genghis Blues

    Mar 5 2006, 22h20 por elstinko

    Kongar-ol Ondar & Paul "Earthquake" Pena
    Genghis Blues Soundtrack
    http://www.genghisblues.com/

    This is a compelling documentary and soundtrack. There is a spiritual awakening I had when listening and watching this documentary. It tuned me back to mother nature and the lighter side of humanity while rekindling my appreciation for what humans can produce acoustically. I laughed, cried and smiled with joy to see that there were souls like this in the world.

    Paul Pena passed away last year and it reminded me to see this after I forgot to watch it on Sundance when it came out.

    I think Multi-Harmonic Singing (Tuvan Throat Singing) could become in this decade what the sitar became in western music in the 60's.

    It has a level of stink that just strikes a nerve.

    Background
    Paul Pena played blues with the greats T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, and John Lee Hooker. In 1995, the blind bluesman became the first American ever to compete in an unusual contest of multi-harmonic "throatsinging."